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- Decline and Fall, 1928
- Vile Bodies, 1930
- Black Mischief, 1932
- A Handful of Dust, 1934
- Scoop, 1938
- Put Out More Flags, 1943
- Brideshead Revisited, 1945
- The Loved One, 1948
- Helena, 1950
- Men at Arms, 1952
- The Holy Places, 1952
- Love Among the Ruins, 1953
- Tactical Exercise, 1954
- Officers and Gentlemen, 1955
- Unconditional Surrender, 1961
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Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966)
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Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh - Born in London, son of a noted editor and publisher, brought up in middle class circumstances. Educated at a top English public school and t Oxford University. Had at least two gay affairs during this time; began to date women in the late 1920s. Apprenticed to a cabinet-maker and worked briefly as a journalist, before the success of Decline and Fall.
Brief and unsuccessful marriage in 1929 to Evelyn Gardner; annulled in 1936. Successful second marriage, in 1937, to the Roman Catholic Laura Herbert; six children.
His novels about England's "Bright Young Things" followed, and all were well received by both critics and the general public. His conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1930 introduced a more serious undertone; his faith underlies all of his later work. He was bitterly disappointed when the Roman Catholic Church, which he in part loved for what he perceived as its timelessness, began to adopt modern vernacular liturgy and other changes. For a bio of Waugh focusing on his conversion to Catholicism, go to http://www.aquinas-multimedia.com/stjoseph/biography.html
Royal Marines in WW2. Found life in the Marines dull. Not a good commander, but noted for conspicuous bravery. Later reassigned to the Royal Horse Guards; during this period he wrote Brideshead Revisited.
Latterly Waugh put on a lot of weight, took sleeping pills , alcohol, cigars and little exercise, weakened his health. Continued to produce valuable journalism. Died at 62 on 10 April 1966.